Stoke & Staffordshire

Knutton Recreation Centre site to be sold

A recreation centre in Staffordshire is to be sold off and the land earmarked mainly for housing, it has been revealed.

The sale of Knutton Recreation Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme was initially approved by the council in June.

The decision was reviewed because of concerns over a lack of consultation.

A report to the council's cabinet on Wednesday recommends reaffirming the decision and consulting the public over the site's future use.

A new Health and Wellbeing Centre, Jubilee 2, is being constructed in Newcastle town centre.

According to the report, it had always been the borough council's intention to close the Jubilee Swimming Baths and the indoor facilities at Knutton Recreation Centre when Jubilee 2 opens in January 2012.

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